WiFi on the Road
All you need is a notebook and an 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network interface card, configured to support TCP/IP.
Specify as little as possible in the NIC configurationobtain an IP address automatically, don't specify an SSID, disable WEP.
Check local libraries for free wireless Internet access; bookstores, coffee shops, and hotel lobbies for paid.
Ahead of time, print a list of WiFi access points to try.
Bring a spare, charged battery; a backrest; a mouse alternative; and a bathroom buddy.
Limit your activities to surfing the Internet, instant messaging, and web-based email. If you must run your email package or check financial data online, use your company's VPN or sign up for a service like HotSpotVPN.